Stephen R. Crislip|
500 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
(O): (304) 340-1180
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Stephen R. Crislip
is the former General Counsel to the Firm. Beginning as an associate in 1973, he served as a Member from 1980 to 2013 and now is Of Counsel to the Firm. His practice focuses primarily in litigation with an emphasis on the defense of cases involving professional responsibility, general litigation, construction litigation and business litigation.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Crislip was a graduate assistant and academic adviser at West Virginia University where he majored in political science, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1970 with honors, and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist in 1969 and 1970. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1973, Order of the Coif, and became an associate at the Firm. For two years, he was involved in labor litigation before moving to the Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. Crislip has been admitted to practice in West Virginia, in the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has been active in the the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the West Virginia Bar Association and the West Virginia State Bar. He is a former President of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and is the former President of the West Virginia Bar Association. He served as the President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) and was its former National Membership Chair. He served on the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a Fellow of the West Virginia State Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and a Master in the Judge John A. Field, Jr. American Inn of Court.
Mr. Crislip has been active in the Charleston community having served ten years on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Family YMCA and is a former Chairman of its Board. He served as a trustee of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation from 1996 to 2003 and as Chairman of the Board. He has also served as the Chairman of the Visiting Committee at the West Virginia University College of Law. He has served on the Board of the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter. He has been a lecturer for West Virginia CLE and various other bar‑related groups. He was the chapter author on evidence for the prototype Fourth Circuit handbook and is now the West Virginia chapter author for The Tort Law Desk Reference, a Fifty‑State Compendium, a
s well as the ABA Legal Malpractice Compendium for West Virginia. He is a chapter author for a Defense Research Institute book on Law Office Management. He is also the author of a legal humor book titled Down To The Hard Road
, as well as Lawyering for Lawyers
, a national blog site.
Mr. Crislip is a Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale‑Hubbell (AV Preeminent). He is named in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America®
2007‑2014 West Virginia Super Lawyers®
. He was also named the 2012 Charleston, West Virginia, Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in the 17th
edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.